Posted by AlCheez on 9/2/2014 2:08:00 PM (view original):
That may have been what caused them to drop to 10, but most of the remaining schools are clinging to Texas for dear life at this point. I think the conference could certainly go grab two schools to get back to 12 if they wanted to, but they obviously don't see anyone out there right now that would expand the overall pie by enough to maintain/grow the slices of the current members.
Exactly. Frankly I'm surprised they added TCU. I don't really see the benefit there. They could have just added West Virginia and stayed at 9.
That said I think they could add some schools for football only, like Boise State and BYU, and go back to 12. I could also see them consider some more eastern schools like Cincinnati or Memphis, but I just don't think at the end of the day, they will add enough in football to make it worthwhile (Louisville and Pittsburgh would have, but that ship is sailed) so I think they stay at 10 for the foreseeable future.
Frankly I think it is more likely the conference splits up and disbands with Texas and Oklahoma going to the Big Ten, West Virginia and Oklahoma St. going to the SEC, and the remaining schools joining up with the American Conference (or something like that).
9/2/2014 2:16 PM (edited)